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Italy-Serbia match called off due to violence

Posted Wednesday, October 13, 2010 by YAHOO Sport76 hits

GENOA, Italy (AP)—The European Championship qualifier between Italy and Serbia was called off seven minutes into the game on Tuesday after violent Serbia fans threw flares and fireworks onto the pitch, burned a flag and broke barriers in an apparent premeditated protest. Serbia fans also clashed with police earlier in the day and delayed the start of the match for 45 minutes. When the gam...Full Story »

Wayne & Coleen Rooney Issue Statement Asking Media To Respect Their Privacy

Posted Saturday, September 11, 2010 by YAHOO Sport133 hits

Wayne and Coleen Rooney have issued a joint statement for the media to respect their privacy following the 'painful' accusations of infidelity.Allegations emerged in the British press last weekend about the Manchester United striker's private life. Both the front and back pages have been dominated by the story since, with photographers and journalists massed outside their homes.In attempt t...Full Story »

Time comes for Steven Gerrard to find role in England's bigger picture

Posted Friday, September 03, 2010 by theguardian.com263 hits

The captain prefers to play further forward but has struggled to create an effective blend with Wayne Rooney. Steven Gerrard, right, could be deployed behind Wayne Rooney when England face Bulgaria at Wembley tomorrow. Fabio Capello may be on trial in England's next three matches, but the fixtures against Bulgaria tomorrow , Switzerland on Tuesday and Montenegro next month are equally importa...Full Story »

Liverpool lose out in bid to sign West Ham striker Carlton Cole

Posted Wednesday, September 01, 2010 by theguardian.com313 hits

Carlton Cole will not be moving to Anfield after Liverpool failed to come up with an offer acceptable to West Ham. Sunderland made the biggest splash, Manchester City finally recouped some money for Robinho and Birmingham City helped take this summer's total spend towards £350m. Arguably the most significant development on transfer deadline day, however, was what did not happen at Liverpo...Full Story »

Fabio Capello to give Paul Scholes final chance to end England exile

Posted Wednesday, August 25, 2010 by theguardian.com453 hits

• United midfielder regretted rejecting World Cup offer• Capello seeks to clarify Scholes's position on England return Paul Scholes feels he made the 'wrong decision' by not going to the World Cup. Paul Scholes could yet be offered a return to the England set-up after it emerged that Fabio Capello is to ask the Manchester United midfielder to clarify his publicly expressed sense o...Full Story »

West Ham still interested in offering role to David Beckham

Posted Friday, August 13, 2010 by theguardian.com458 hits

• David Gold admits a loan signing for Beckham is unlikely• West Ham hope to use Beckham in ambassadorial role West Ham have issued an open invitation to David Beckham to join them. West Ham United have reiterated their desire to sign David Beckham in the wake of Fabio Capello's admission that he feels the 35-year-old is too old to play for England duty in the Euro 2012 qualifying...Full Story »

Carlo cool over Cole exit talk

Posted Sunday, July 18, 2010 by Teamtalk.com126 hits

Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti insists Ashley Cole is staying at Stamford Bridge and has also played down talk of a move for Fernando Torres. England international Cole has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid this summer following Jose Mourinho's Santiago Bernabeu arrival. Chelsea were in action for the first time this summer in a 1-0 pre-season win over Crystal Palace, but Cole re...Full Story »

Ancelotti cools Torres talk, keen to keep Cole

Posted Sunday, July 18, 2010 by YAHOO Sport134 hits

LONDON (AFP) - Chelsea coach Carlo Ancelotti appeared to rule out a move for Liverpool striker Fernando Torres on Saturday, after seeing his side beat Crystal Palace 1-0 in their first pre-season friendly. Torres won the World Cup with Spain last weekend but endured a disappointing, injury-blighted campaign with Liverpool last season, prompting speculation he could be set to leave the club. Ch...Full Story »

Cole close to Real move, says Casillas

Posted Wednesday, July 14, 2010 by theguardian.com379 hits

Iker Casillas says 'signs are good' for Ashley Cole move to Real Madrid Ashley Cole is reported to be close to moving to Spain.  Chelsea's Ashley Cole is reported to be closing in on a £30m deal to move to Real Madrid, according to the Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas. The left-back Cole recently split with wife Cheryl and was found to be sending a message to pals saying he hated Engl...Full Story »

Pedro surprised by starting role

Posted Thursday, July 08, 2010 by PA67 hits

Spain striker Pedro has admitted he was surprised to start Wednesday night's World Cup semi-final ahead of Fernando Torres. The Liverpool forward was dumped to the bench by coach Vicente del Bosque after failing to score a single goal in South Africa. Pedro repaid his manager's faith by producing an excellent performance as the Euro 2008 winners booked a first final appearance thanks to Car...Full Story »

Cole says England are not good enough

Posted Sunday, July 04, 2010 by theguardian.com190 hits

Joe Cole on the pitch for England against Germany.  Joe Cole has admitted England "just weren't good enough" at the World Cup and suggested the philosophy of the team needs to change for international success to be possible. "It is obvious that we lack the kind of qualities you need to be successful at international level," the midfielder said. "We don't keep the ball as well as other cou...Full Story »

Chelsea's Florent Malouda saddened by Joe Cole exit, but says main target next season is retaining Premier League title

Posted Thursday, July 01, 2010 by Goal.com425 hits

Playmaker's release puzzling, but more trophies targeted Chelsea winger Florent Malouda has pinpointed defending the Premier League title as the Blues' priority for next season - though he admits that having to do so without the services of England winger Joe Cole saddens him. Cole was relased by Chelsea and, as has revealed, looks to be on his way to Arsenal. Malouda was unhappy ...Full Story »

Warning signs were there - Cole

Posted Monday, June 28, 2010 by PA101 hits

Joe Cole admits the warning signs for England World Cup hopes were evident from the start of their build-up to the tournament. The former Chelsea midfielder claims Fabio Capello's side were "not good enough" going back to the below par displays before South Africa against Mexico and Japan. England struggled to qualify from their group and were beaten 4-1 by old rivals Germany on Sunday. ...Full Story »

Joe Cole: 'It's our time'

Posted Saturday, June 26, 2010 by PA54 hits

Joe Cole has revealed his displeasure at England's 'Golden Generation' tag but believes they may finally live up to it by winning the 2010 World Cup. Midfielder Cole feels the title is undeserved given England have failed to win a major tournament with that group of players, but Cole believes this is "our time" regarding England ahead of Sunday's last-16 meeting with old rivals Germany. ...Full Story »

Scholes set for final season on pitch

Posted Friday, June 25, 2010 by teamtalk.com103 hits

Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes is taking his coaching badges as he prepares for what he expects to be his last season as a player. Scholes, who admitted prior to the World Cup that he would have come out of international retirement to play for England if coach Fabio Capello had asked him earlier, reckons he has one more top flight season left in him. He was talked out of retiring...Full Story »

Park focused solely on Uruguay

Posted Thursday, June 24, 2010 by PA53 hits

Park Ji-sung is not looking beyond Saturday's game with Uruguay as South Korea bid to extend their historic run at the World Cup. The Taeguk Warriors cemented their place in the last 16 of a World Cup for the first time ever on foreign soil after a win and a draw sealed second in Group B. And Manchester United midfielder Park is focused solely on the upcoming game against Uruguay. "We're...Full Story »

Terry calls for Joe Cole recall

Posted Sunday, June 20, 2010 by PA72 hits

John Terry has urged England coach Fabio Capello to recall Joe Cole for the crucial World Cup qualifier with Slovenia. Terry believes Cole and Wayne Rooney are the two England players capable of breaking down opposition defences but the midfielder has so far been overlooked by Capello for the disappointing draws with the United States and Algeria. And Terry believes a firing Cole can mak...Full Story »

World Cup 2010: Wayne Rooney and Ashley Cole return to training

Posted Tuesday, June 15, 2010 by theguardian.com72 hits

Wayne Rooney and Ashley Cole both took part in England's training session on Tuesday, having missed the session on Monday. Rooney was forced to miss yesterday's session in order to receive treatment on a minor ankle injury sustained when he was kicked during the 1-1 draw with the USA. However, after some work in the hotel swimming pool on Monday, Rooney returned to full training, and is expe...Full Story »

Vicelich could fill midfield role

Posted Tuesday, June 15, 2010 by PA45 hits

New Zealand coach Ricki Herbert could turn to the experience of defender Ivan Vicelich to fill a midfield hole in their World Cup opener against Slovakia. A shoulder injury to Tim Brown - whose participation in the whole tournament could be in doubt - has created a problem for Herbert for Tuesday's Group F clash in Rustenburg. Martin Skrtel is expected to feature for the Slovakians after shaki...Full Story »

Song set for Bench role

Posted Sunday, June 13, 2010 by PA62 hits

Cameroon coach Paul Le Guen has hinted he will name midfielder Alex Song on the substitutes' bench for his side's World Cup opener against Japan on Monday. Arsenal midfielder Song was expected to play a key part in the Indomitable Lions' bid to qualify from Group E but looks set to be employed off the bench initially. "We've had three weeks of hard training and I've had a better idea of ...Full Story »

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